Absolute Best Meatballs
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miked123's picture
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March 14, 2011
My Grandmothers Delicious Northern Italian Meatball Recipe

Recipe Summary

Prep Time: 30 Minutes
1 Hour
7 to 8

Ingredients

Chicken Stock|Yellow Onion|Cloves Garlic-Minced Fine|Fresh Italian Parsley-Chopped Fine|Ground Beef|Ground Pork|Plain Bread Crumbs|Eggs|Fresh Grated Parmigiano-Reggiano|crushed red pepper flakes|Salt|Marinara Sauce|Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
1/3
Cup
Chicken Stock
1/4
Yellow Onion
3
Cloves Garlic-Minced Fine
1/4
Cup
Fresh Italian Parsley-Chopped Fine
1
Pound
Ground Beef
1/2
Pound
Ground Pork
1/3
Cup
Plain Bread Crumbs
2
Eggs
1/4
Cup
Fresh Grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
1
Teaspoon
crushed red pepper flakes
1
Teaspoon
Salt
4
Cup
Marinara Sauce
(3-6 cups needed)
1/4
Cup
Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

Directions

  1. 1. 1.) Place the Chicken Stock, Garlic, and Onions in a blender or food processor and Puree.
  2. 2. 2.) In a large bowl, combine the pureed stock mix, meat, bread crumbs, eggs, Parmigiano-Reggiano, red pepper flakes,
  3. 3. and Salt. Combine with both hands until the mixture is uniform. (Do not overmix).
  4. 4. 3.) Put a little Olive Oil on your hands and form the mixture into balls a little larger than golf balls. They should be about 1/4 cup each.
  5. 5. 4.) Pour about 1/2 inch Olive Oil into saute pan and heat over medium. Add the meatballs to the pan (working in batches if necessary) and brown the meatballs well on all sides. This will take about 10-15 minutes.
  6. 6. 5.) While the meatballs are browning, heat the Marinara Sauce in a stockpot over medium heat. Lift the meatballs out of the saute pan with a slotted spoon and put them in the marinara sauce. Stir gently. Simmer for one hour.
  7. 7. 6.) Serve with a little Parmigiano-Reggiana sprinkled on top.
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Villa3113's picture
11.13.11
4
New York, New York

Great recipe. I changed it up a bit, used ground turkey instead, it was still delicious. Thanks!!

casa-giardino's picture
06.20.11
3
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Why chicken stock?

miked123's picture
03.14.11
5
Saint Michael, Minnesota

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